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Congressman's Son Arrested for Drugs, DUI

10:57 AM, Jan 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The son of Congressman John Barrow, James Pentlarge Barrow, was arrested on drug and DUI charges on Saturday morning, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. James Barrow is 18 years old.

"Athens-Clarke police charged James Pentlarge Barrow, 18, with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding, all misdemeanors," reports the Banner-Herald.

"According to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap website, Barrow was arrested at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. He was released to Athens Bonding at about 10:40 p.m. that day on a $2,000 bond."

The congressman's office isn't commenting. "This is an issue between Congressman Barrow and his family and we are respecting his privacy," his office tells the Athens paper.

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